Water Testing 101: TDS

An overview of the most common parameter for testing water quality

Of all the buzzwords that are swimming around the world of water quality these days, “TDS” is one of the most common. Industry professionals range from being fully versed in the subject to being marginally aware, while the average consumer would most likely guess it is an abbreviation for touchdowns. Given that TDS is by far the most common parameter for water quality testing, an overview of the subject is warranted.

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Rob Samborn is director of sales and marketing for HM Digital, Inc. He can be reached at 310.410.3100, or by e-mail at rob@hmdigital.com.

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September 10, 2008
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January 8, 2008
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Onsite Testing: What to Use?

Determining which tests are best for its application

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Marianne Metzger is accounting specialist for Accent Control Systems, Inc. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 610.608.5793, or by e-mail at mmetzger@accent-control.com.

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November 9, 2007
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Water professionals save time and money with new DataStick technology

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Heather McCoy is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.954.7958, or by e-mail at hmccoy@sgcmail.com.

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October 12, 2007
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Step by Step

Internal auditing boosts quality of laboratory testing

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Sarah Zrout, CWS-I, is quality manager for the WQA. She can be reached at 630.929.2541, or by e-mail at szrout@mail.wqa.org.

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August 29, 2007
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Speciated Water Analysis

Use of a combined technique for inorganic speciation has become routine and is advancing

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Zoe A. Grosser, Ph.D., and Kenneth Neubauer, Ph.D., work with PerkinElmer Life & Analytical Sciences. Grosser can be reached by e-mail at zoe.grosser@perkinelmer.com.

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August 15, 2007
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Bottled Water Product Quality: Avoid the Pitfalls

Ensuring high quality of bottled water requires appropriate steps to be taken

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Barbara Marteney is food & beverage business unit manager with National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. She can be reached at 800.458.3330, or by e-mail at marteney@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
August 15, 2007
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Meet the Lab

The test capabilities and staff in the WQA laboratory are growing by leaps and bounds

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Jill Hoffman, CWS-VI, is assistant lab supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, ext. 542, or by e-mail at jhoffman@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
July 26, 2007
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The Skinny on Standards

An overview of NSF/ANSI drinking water treatment unit standards

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Ellen Van Buren is an account representative for the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program. She can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at vanburen@nsf.org.

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July 26, 2007
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Drinking Water Regulations & Standards: An International Perspective

A look at the ancient art of water treatment and its ever-evolving set of standards around the globe

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Stephen R. Tischler is vice president for operations and business development for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. He can be reached at 800.458.3330, or by e-mail at stischler@ntllabs.com.

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July 2, 2007
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Improving the Bottom Line & Customer Satisfaction

Building a consistent dealer income stream with service and maintenance

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Mike Perkinson is director of marketing for Pro Products, LLC. He can be reached at 800.285.9176, or by e-mail at mperkinson@proproducts.com.

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